Bunnings Warehouse are progressing with their new premises on West Street, with a builder being appointed for construction.
Bunnings Area Manager Michael Rodwell says the company has "appointed a builder and expect to provide the local community with an update on construction timelines in the coming weeks."
In 2019 Mount Isa City Council said the old council works depot and storage yard site at 89 West Street was purchased for about $500,000 and had a development permit valid until 2022.
Council commenced discussions with Bunnings in 2009 for the purchase of the site, and the company lodged a Development Application in May 2017 to construct a Bunnings Warehouse store on the site.
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The original development application said the build would include a main warehouse, timber trade sales, a building materials and landscape yard, bagged good canopy, an outdoor nursery, main entrance and outdoor display areas.
As well as 172 car park with two entrances from West St and one from Alma St and the facility would operate from 6am to 9pm seven days a week.
According to the proposal the construction would employ 120 people and when built the store would employ around 70 jobs.
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